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  • vbXML.dll Install Notes

    The vbXML.dll is designed to be used by programmers with a reasonable understanding of the workings of windows. This DLL does not come with a deployment package and some manual registering of the file will have to be carried out. These instructions are provided AS IS but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Only carry out these steps if you understand what you are doing. Any mistakes can damage your windows installation beyond repair. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    Take the following steps to install the DLL:

    • This process will copy two files (a DLL and a help file) to your PC and register the DLL for use.
    • Download the latest version of the software from www.enappsys.com/open_source/open_source.jsp and save it to a temporary folder on your computer.
    • If you have an earlier version of the DLL on your machine you will need to unregister and delete it. The process is as follows:
      • Find the DLL on your machine using the find option on the start bar (put vbXML.dll in the find bar and search all your hard drives).
      • Make a note of the full path and name of the DLL.
      • Go to the start bar and click "Start", "Run" and use the following syntax to unregister the file. (in this example, the dll is stored in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32)
        regsvr32 C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\vbXML.dll /u
      • Once the file is unregistered, delete it.
    • Extract the DLL (vbXML.dll) from the ZIP archive and copy it to your windows system directory (usually either C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 on Windows NT, 2000 or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 on Windows 9x).
    • Go to the start bar and click "Start", "Run" and use the following syntax to register the file. (in this example, the dll is stored in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32)
      regsvr32 C:\WINNT\SYSTEM\vbXML.dll
    • Extract the help file (vbXML.chm) from the ZIP archive and copy it to the same location as the DLL.
    • The DLL should now be installed.

    To use the DLL in development environments in your Windows applications you will need to reference it.

    To reference it in Visual Basic 5/6 carry out the following steps:

    • Start VB.
    • Open or create your project.
    • Click on Project on the menu bar and References on the menu that appears.
    • Scroll through the available DLLs until you find vbXML and tick that on.
    • You can now use the functions of the DLL.

    To reference it in Microsoft Office 97/2000 carry out the following steps:

    • Start Either Excel, Access, Powerpoint or Word.
    • Open or create your document.
    • Click on Tools on the menu bar and Macro on the menu that appears followed by Visual Basic Editor. Alternatively Alt+F11 usually does the same thing.
    • The Visual Basic for Applications editor will appear. Select the Tools menu and then click on the References item.
    • Scroll through the available DLLs until you find vbXML and tick that on.
    • You can now use the functions of the DLL.

    Other environments will have similar ways of referencing DLLs.